2010 Atlanta Hawks Playoffs presented by Aarons

Game 5: Milwaukee 91, Atlanta 87 | April 28, 2010 | Philips Arena
  • The Hawks dropped their third straight game to the Bucks, 91-87, and now trail the best-of-seven first round series 3-2.
  • Atlanta led by as many as 13 in the third quarter and was up 9 with under 4 minutes to play but couldn't close it out...Milwaukee hit 15-18 FTs in the 4th quarter while the Hawks did not have an attempt from the charity stripe.
  • Both teams struggled offensively in a first half that featured 8 ties and 8 lead changes...Milwaukee led by one after the first quarter but the Hawks eventually took a 46-43 halftime lead.
  • Al Horford (25) and Marvin Williams (22) both reached playoff career-highs in points...Joe Johnson had 13 points before fouling out late in the 4th and Jamal Crawford had 11.
  • Horford added a game-high 11 rebounds and Johnson had a game-high 6 assists.
  • Brandon Jennings tallied 25 points for the Bucks, and John Salmons had 19.
  • Atlanta made 36 FGs on the night compared to 30 makes for the Bucks, but Milwaukee hit 8-19 3FGs and 23-29 FTs...The Hawks made 2-11 from distance and 13-17 from the charity stripe.
  • The teams square off again in Milwaukee (7pm) on Friday (FSSO HD, ESPN and 790 The Zone).

Marvin Williams



Honorable Mentions:
Al Horford - 25 pts, 11 reb

Following each 2010 Hawks playoff game, SLAM Magazine's Lang Whitaker will chime in will his immediate reactions:

Tonight the Hawks had a chance to take control of this first-round playoff series. They didn't take advantage of that opportunity, losing 91-87. The Hawks led 69-61 after three quarters, and it was in the third quarter that the Hawks played their best. They pushed the tempo, dominated the paint, took advantage of mismatches, and generally just looked like a contender. Then it all fell apart.

The Hawks stopped moving the ball on offense and as if on cue, everything stopped working. The Bucks ended the game on an 18-5 run and beat the Hawks in their house. The Hawks shot a grand total of zero free throws in the fourth quarter. The Bucks shot 18. I don't know what I'm allowed to say about that discrepancy, so I won't say anything at all. But to me, 18-0 kind of speaks for itself.

Immediately after the game, Hawks fans on Twitter seemed to feel as though the series was over. The thing is, it isn't. The Hawks are still in this, still have as much of a chance as they did two weeks ago of moving on to the second round. The odds are against them, and after tonight's loss it's going to take an epic regrouping. But this is when teams prove themselves. And down 3-2, the Hawks definitely have something to prove.

Hawks Playoff Media Guide

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